An Introduction to Chen-style Tai Chi

An Introduction to Chen-style Tai Chi

Chen-style Tai Chi is widely recognized as the oldest form of Tai Chi as well as being the ancestor of all of the other Tai Chi styles. Chen-style Tai Chi is a unique form of the martial art. Characterized by low powerful stances, body coiling movements, stomping and forceful releases of power, Chen-style Tai Chi is explosive with its moves that include jumping kicks, cannon fists and thundering stomps.

 

For those based in Phuket and eager to learn more about Chen-style Tai Chi, Santosa proudly presents a two day workshop with Tai Chi Master Chen Juan on the 18th and 19th of March. We are honoured to have Master Chen Juan with us, and this workshop is sure to be interesting as well as informative.

 

Even if you are a beginner to the practice of Tai Chi, Chen-style Tai Chi is for you. Due to its powerful moves, Chen-style Tai Chi is a favourite of those who are athletically inclined, however, Chen-style Tai Chi can be practiced with slower, more graceful light movements. Whichever way you practice Chen-style Tai Chi, the health benefits and martial art aspects are still preserved.

 

A trademark of Chen-style Tai Chi is Silk Reeling. Imagine unraveling a silk worm’s cocoon in a single thread, and this can give you a vision of what Silk Reeling is. Drawing on the silk reeling energy, the Silk Reeling movements made famous by Chen-style Tai Chi feature light touches with smooth circular motions as well as even, continuous pressure. This type of silk reeling energy comes from the coiling movements practiced in Chen-style Tai Chi.

 

When learning Chen-style Tai Chi moves, it is best to remember that each move in not a simple movement. Instead, each movement is a combination of specific actions, including weight shifts and blows. Learning the choreography of Chen-style Tai Chi can be difficult at first, but don’t give up because as with all martial arts, the perfection of Chen-style Tai Chi takes a lot of practice. It is important to take note that finding an instructor for Chen-style Tai Chi may take a bit of research as only about 1% of the Tai Chi world are Chen-style practitioners.

 

Chen-style Tai Chi is the oldest known style of Tai Chi, stemming from the Chen village in 17th century China. The style itself has a unique history, and was highly protected and kept secret for over a century as the villagers refused to teach their style of Tai Chi to outsiders. It is an amazing martial art to witness, learn and practice.

 

Santosa Detox and Wellness Center will host Tai Chi Master Chen Juan on the 18th and 19th of March for a two day workshop on Chen-style Tai Chi. This is an amazing opportunity to participate in a workshop led by a Tai Chi Master and a wonderful way to experience Chen-style Tai Chi up close and personal.

 

If you would like to join, simply fill out the enquiry form below. We look forward to seeing you on the 18th and 19th of March for our Chen-style Tai Chi Workshop facilitated by Tai Chi Master Chen Juan.

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Tai Chi Master Workshop in Phuket

Tai Chi Master Workshop in Phuket

On March 18th and 19th, Santosa is proud to host Master Chen Juan at our detox and wellness center for an exclusive Chen-style Tai Chi Workshop. The serene setting of our detox and wellness center makes the perfect setting for this workshop. Located in the Kata Hill, Santosa Detox and Wellness Center is pleasantly surrounded by lush, tropical nature and commands sensational views of the Andaman Sea.

March 18 14:00 – 17:00

  • What is real Tai Chi – Kongfu show
  • Chen’s Tai Chi heritage & oriental wisdom
  • Basic Technique Teaching
  • Sharing and Q&A

March 19 14:00 – 17:00

  • Master Show
  • Theory of Yin Yang Circle and QI
  • Teaching
  • Sharing and Q&A

The Chen-style Tai Chi workshop is exclusive to Santosa Detox and Wellness Center. The master of this Tai Chi workshop is the daughter of Tai Chi Grand Master Chen Zhenglei, 19th generation of the Chen family and world-renowned teacher of Tai Chi.

Spaces are limited, so if you are interested do fill out the enquiry form below. A dedicated member of staff will get back to you as soon as possible with answers to any questions that you may have.

Shi Fu (师傅):Master Chen Juan

Master Chen Juan is the 12th generation inheritor of Chen Style Taichi. She is the eldest daughter and disciple of Chen Zhenglei, one of China’s contemporary ten martial art masters.

Born in Chenjiagou village in Wen County, Henan Province — the cradle of Taichi, Chen Juan learned Chen Style Taichi from her father Chen Zhenglei in a systematic way since her childhood and graduated from Martial Art School of Beijing Sports University.

Having inherited the true essence of Taichi and possessed unadulterated and excellent Taichi skills, she has won the champion of national Taichi competition for three consecutive times.

We look forward to welcoming you to our exclusive Chen-style Tai Chi Workshop on March 18th and 19th here at Santosa Detox and Wellness Center.

Price: 3000 thb per Person for the 2 Day Workshop

 

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Amazing Benefits of Practicing Tai Chi

Amazing Benefits of Practicing Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise. It helps maintain strength, flexibility and balance. Often referred to as meditation in motion, Tai Chi is a wonderful activity to practice in all stages of life. Tai Chi is a mind-body practice that originated in China as a martial art, but the practice has great value in treating and preventing many various health problems. Some health benefits of Tai Chi include reduced inflammation, enhanced flexibility and agility, greater flexibility as well as lower blood pressure and improved heart health.

 

Tai Chi is both low-impact and mostly slow motion, and it is an easy practice to start. As you move, you breathe deeply and naturally while focusing your attention on your bodily sensations. The philosophy behind Tai Chi focuses on the Qui and Yin and Yang. Qi is the energy force thought to flow throughout the body while Yin and Yang are opposing elements thought to make up the universe that need to be constantly kept in harmony. It is believed that Tai Chi promotes this balance.

 

The oldest form of Tai Chi is Chen-style Tai Chi. This form of Tai Chi is the parent form of the five traditional family styles of Tai Chi and is characterized by silk reeling, which essentially alternating fast and slow motions with bursts of power. Chen-style Tai Chi is Tai Chi in its original form. What makes this form of Tai Chi absolutely unique is that Chen-style Tai Chi is not practiced all in slow motion. Chen-style Tai Chi alternates the slow-motion movements well known in Tai Chi wit short, fast, explosive movements. Chen-style Tai Chi demands more physical coordination than other types of Tai Chi as it can be perceived as more difficult and athletic than other styles of the practice.

Chen-style Tai Chi is spirited and energetic, but also as beneficial as other types of Tai Chi. Chen-style Tai Chi will lead practitioners to greater self-awareness and control of energy in the body. Practicing Chen-style Tai Chi is an excellent way to promote longevity and excellent health.

Exclusive Chen-style Taichi Workshop in Phuket

On March 18th and 19th, Santosa is proud to host Master Chen Juan at our detox and wellness center for an exclusive Chen-style Tai Chi Workshop. The serene setting of our detox and wellness center makes the perfect setting for this workshop. Located in the Kata Hill, Santosa Detox and Wellness Center is pleasantly surrounded by lush, tropical nature and commands sensational views of the Andaman Sea.

The Chen-style Tai Chi workshop is exclusive to Santosa Detox and Wellness Center. The master of this Tai Chi workshop is the daughter of Tai Chi Grand Master Chen Zhenglei, 19th generation of the Chen family and world-renowned teacher of Tai Chi.

Spaces are limited, so if you are interested do fill out the enquiry form below. A dedicated member of staff will get back to you as soon as possible with answers to any questions that you may have.

We look forward to welcoming you to our exclusive Chen-style Tai Chi Workshop on March 18th and 19th here at Santosa Detox and Wellness Center.

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